Sony's action adventure comedy film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" remained atop North American box office, dominating the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with an estimated 27.03 million USA dollars through Sunday.
Fox expanded screenings of Steven Spielberg's film about the Washington Post's battle over First Amendment rights to more theaters to exploit publicity from last weekend's Golden Globe awards.
Fox is also getting great word of mouth for "The Greatest Showman", which continues to hang tough in the top five with a $15 million four-day weekend.
"The Post" opened on December 22 and had taken in just $4.3 million in sales heading into the weekend, including $1.7 million during January 5-7. Its domestic total will amass to $291.6 million since its initial debut 29 days ago, earning the spot as the eighth highest grossing film released past year. That's quite impressive, given the movie had a reported budget of $90 million.More news: With House Passage of FISA Measure, Action Moves to Senate
Leading new releases this weekend is Lionsgate's "The Commuter", which hit independent tracker expectations with an estimated $15 million four-day start.
The film received highly positive reviews with a strong "A" rating from moviegoers on CinemaScore.
Liam Neeson's new action film, "The Commuter", opened with weekend sales of $13.5 million for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., placing third.
It's a big shame for not only Warner Bros. but also DCEU that its first ever huge, assembled team of superheroes, Justice League, has received such a devastating response from not only the critics, but also from the fans, and due to which, the box-office run of "JL" had been nothing less than a awful nightmare! It was forecast to take in $16 million over three days and $20 million over four, according to Box Office Mojo.